Student Friendly Recipes – Chicken and Rice Soup

‘Tis the season for cold weather and runny noses, but nothing makes anymore feel better like some warm chicken soup. With some fresh ingredients, a few spices and a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket, you can make your very own homemade chicken soup.

1 Tablespoon of butter
1 small onion, chopped (about ½ Cup)
2 – 3 Ribs of Celery, chopped (about 1 Cup)
2 – 3 medium Carrots, chopped (about 1 Cup)
1 Teaspoon of finely chopped fresh garlic
6 Cups of chicken broth
1 Cup of water
½ Teaspoon of smoked paprika
2 Cups of cooked rice
2 Cups of skinned, boned, chopped rotisserie chicken
2 Tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat until sizzling. Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic, and cook for 3 – 5 minutes or until onions are softened.
2. Add chicken broth, water and paprika. Continue to cook 7-9 minutes while stirring occasionally until mixtures starts to boil.
3. Stir in rice, chicken and parsley. Cook 5 – 7 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Season with salt and pepper if desired and serve hot.

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